EAVE project TO THE NORTH Best First Feature at the Romanian Gopo Awards

Awards April 2024

Premios Platino

EAVE graduates scooped 8 awards at the Premios Platino, the Ibero-American academy awards:

  • 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre Best First Feature Fiction, Best Screenplay, Best Film and Education in Values and Best Supporting Actress (Ane Gabarain)
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES by Víctor Erice, producer: EAVE+ graduates José Alba, Odile Antonio-Baez won Best Supporting Actor
  • ROBOT DREAMS by Pablo Berger, producer: EAVE graduate Alejandro Arenas won Best Ibero-American Animated Film and Best Original Score
  • THE ETERNAL MEMORY directed and produced by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi was awarded Best Ibero-American Documentary



Estonian Film and Television Awards

THE INVISIBLE FIGHT and SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints won most of the film awards at the Estonian Film and Television Awards.

  • THE INVISIBLE FIGHT by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa, co-producers: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou, B’EST graduates Alise Gelze, Helen Vinogradov won nine awards including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Actor
  • SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Ostrat was awarded in the Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Cinematographer and Best Sound categories.



Austrian Diagonale

  • SLEEPING WITH A TIGER by Anja Salomonowitz, producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda won Outstanding Production Services, Best Actress (Birgit Minichmeyer), Best Production Design (Martin Reiter)
  • THE DEVIL’S BATH by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, producer: EAVE + graduate Martina Brokemper won Best Sound Design (Matz Müller, Tobias Fleig)


Irish Film & Television Awards

  • POOR THINGS by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney won Best International Actress (Emma Stone) and Best Cinematography (Robbie Ryan) Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA) in Dublin.



Romanian Gopo Awards

  • FREEDOM by EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu wins Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay ex aequo, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Costumes, Best Make-up and Hairstyling at the Romanian National Film Awards, the Gopo Awards.
  • DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, co-producers: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, executive producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler won Best Screenplay ex aequo and Best Lead Actress
  • EAVE and TTB project TO THE NORTH by Mihai Mincan, producers: EAVE and TTB graduates Radu Stancu, co-producers: TTB and EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros, EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny, EAVE MW graduate Ioana Lascar won Best Cinematography, Best First Feature and Best New Hope (Niko Becker actor)
  • BETWEEN REVOLUTIONS by Vlad Petri, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan won Best Documentary



 Slovak Film and Television Academy’s Sun in a Net

  • TONY, SHELLEY AND THE MAGIC LIGHT by Filip Posivac, producers: EAVE graduates Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova, Jakub Viktorin won Best Animated Film, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects



Armenian National Film Academy Awards

  • THE SONG OF FLYING LEAVES, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Armine Anda won Best Animated Film at the Armenian National Film Academy “Anahit” Awards. The film also won Best Short Animation in the International Competition of the Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon


Cyprus Film Days

  • ANIMAL by Sofia Exarchou, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Vicky Miha won Best Director and Best Cinematographer (Monika Lenczewska) in the Glocal Images International Competition
  • EMBRYO LARVA BUTTERFLY by Kyros Papavassiliou, producer: EAVE graudate Mario Piperides won Best Cypriot Film and Best Director of a Cypriot Film
  • AFRICA STAR by Adonis Florides, producer: EAVE graduate Mario Piperides won Best Performance in a Cypriot Film (Marina Makris)
  • THE TEACHER by Farah Nabulsi, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi won the Audience Award Industry Days

  • MOTHER TONGUE by Caterina Biasiucci, co-producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Anda Ionescu won the Agora Networking Award
  • SHIBBOLETH by Alexandra Matheou, co-producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki received the PS Movies and Stories Award
  • EAVE project SUN IN SATURN by Ary Zara, producer: EAVE participant Andreia Nunes won the Best Debut Project Pitch Award



Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

  • FRANKY FIVE STAR by Birgit Möller, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske won the Silver Méliès at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
  • FLIES by Aritz Moreno, producer: EAVE graduate Merry Colomer received a Special Mention.




One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

East Doc Platform awards

  • BIRDIE by Aneta Ptak, producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron won the HBO Max Award

Ex Oriente awards

  • THE POOR CRY TOO by Viktorija Mickute, Ieva Balsiunaite, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite won the Cut Thru the Noise Award

EDP partner awards

  • NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF MAKING FRIENDS by EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won the Sunny Side of the Doc Prize.




  • DAHOMEY by Mati Diop, producer: Interchange graduate Judith Lou Lévy won the Movies That Matter Award of the ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival.
  • KIX by David Mikulan, Balint Revesz, co-producer: EAVE MW graduate Rea Rajcic won the Big Stamp in the Regional Competition, the Small Stamp Award of the Young Jury and the FIPRESCI prize.



Reims Polar

  • BORGO by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts won the Jury Prize
  • BLAGA’S LESSONS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producers: EAVE graduates Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova was awarded the Sang Neuf Prize



Las Palmas International Film Festival

  • EXPLANATION FOR EVERYTHING by Gabor Reisz, producers: EAVE graduate Julia Berkes, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi won the Silver Lady Harimaguada
  • CU LI NEVER CRIES by Pham Ngoc Lan, co-producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduate Bradley Liew, EAVE graduates Verona Meier, Claire Lajoumard won Best Performance
  • THROUGH THE GRAVES THE WIND IS BLOWING by Travis Wilkerson, co-written and co-produced by EAVE graduate Ivan Peric received a Special Mention




  • OPERATION SABRE by Vladimir Tagić, Goran Stanković, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen won a Special Interpretation Award.

Page published 30 April 2024.

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